Review: Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile
Like the HTC Amaze 4G, the Samsung Galaxy S II is a top-of-the-line smartphone on the T-Mobile network. It checks off the bulk of today's most-wanted features, and does so in a package that feels better to use than previous Galaxy handsets from Samsung.
The T-Mobile version of the Galaxy S II includes the best hardware of the bunch, the same awesome display, the fastest wireless performance, and the best computing power. It's a decent voice phone, works well with T-Mobile's networks, though battery life is highly variable.
The Galaxy S II's camera is outstanding and delivers consistently good results when it comes to still images and video. The Galaxy S II offers plenty of options to consume music and video, and the large display is an entertainment center in your pocket.
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The software experience isn't stock Android, but Samsung's refinements to TouchWiz make it a breeze to use. It is flexible enough that most users will be able to adjust it to their tastes.
T-Mobile and Samsung have a winner on their hands with the Galaxy S II. It is as good as the HTC Amaze 4G and gives the iPhone 4S a good run for the money. We can't say that it is light-years ahead of the competition, but it outshines them by a galaxy.
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